Helen Brophy, director of UCD Smurfit Executive Development and Prof Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD College of Business. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has for the first time been featured in the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings for both i(...)

“Collect data for women, figure out what our needs are . . . and design for that.”

Minutes after Caroline Criado Perez won the Business Book of the Year Award last week for Invisible Women, I had to interview her for a short video. (...)

Bill Gates (62) is the world’s second-richest person with a $95 billion fortune. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history, according to a new report. The richest people on Earth increased their wea(...)

Elevated pay ratios have long been justified by the notion that you have to pay for top talent. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to the pay packets of chief executives, how much money is too much? The issue is likely to be the focus of increased attention in the c(...)

It is still the only Irish university in the Financial Times Top 100 global business schools but UCD Smurfit School has significantly dropped in this year’s rankings.

UCD Smurfit School has plummeted 24 places in the latest Financial Times Global MBA rankings, dropping from 70th place last year on the back of fallin(...)

Pedestrians  reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, November 2017. Photograph: Epa/Franck Robichon

The ongoing global stock market rally has lifted Japanese stocks to their highest level in 25 years. Put another way, if you’d bought the Japanese ind(...)

Emer Duffy of Sage; Skillnets’ Tracey Donnery; Women ReBOOT participant Laura Murphy and Paul Sweetnam, Ibec, launching the new programme

One reason for the lack of women working in the technology sector is that there is a pipeline problem. Aside from maternity leave, women are more like(...)

 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos,  daughter of outgoing Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and her husband Sindika Dokolo. Dos Santos has acquired big stakes in Portugal’s banks and other businesses. Photograph: Fernando Veludo/AFP/Getty Images

How the roles have reversed: The coloniser, some Portuguese contend, has been colonised. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal (...)

Swearing is only recommended for people who are amiable and know how to communicate. It should never be used by those who are nasty or angry. Photograph: Getty Images

I gave a TED talk organised by London Business School a few weeks ago. I did not think it went particularly well – all the faffing and rehearsing that(...)

The Smurfit  Graduate Business School at UCD was rated highest for its master’s degree in management

Ireland’s Smurfit Graduate Business School was one of the big winners in the European Business Schools Ranking 2016, published by the Financial Times.(...)

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